Stomach bloating affects most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS. But you could avoid feeling bloated by simply sitting up straight after a big meal, it’s been claimed.
Bloating can make the stomach feel swollen, hard, and it’s generally quite uncomfortable.
Your bloating pain may be caused by eating certain gassy foods, or by eating too fast or too much.
But, one of the best and easiest ways to limit your risk of bloating is to avoid slouching after eating.
Sitting up straight at the table is key to preventing trapped wind.
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“Bloating is a sensation that makes the abdomen feel larger than normal,” it said.
“The abdomen doesn’t get physically bigger until its volume increases by one quart, so the bloated feeling may occur, but the abdomen is not distended. Intestinal gas may cause the feeling of bloating.
“Eat slowly, and consume smaller, more frequent meals, and sit up straight after eating.
“Increase physical activity during the day, chew your foods well, and take a stroll after eating.”